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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Z-Boys, Cool Losers

The underlying motivation to save Horizons West was about Sticking It to The Man. Us versus Them. Punk culture versus conformist culture. Poor against rich. All, interestingly enough, attitudes heavy in the subtext of the Z-Boys movies.

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Sky High (2005)

Though Layla brings some sense of complexity to the proceedings, she's generally undermined by the film's straightforward charging.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Dear Wendy (2005)

It's difficult to resist getting all psychoanalytic on Dear Wendy, as it is excessively Freudian in its phallic imagery.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Lords of Dogtown (2005)

The most thrilling moments in Lords of Dogtown involve skateboard wheels.

Cynthia Fuchs
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